Botany

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Botany is a Week-Long Course
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Become a Botanist for a week and learn all about the mysteries of our common plants. Discover the plant that folds its leaves when you touch it. Pick blackberries and raspberries and learn to identify other tasty wild edibles. Learn to identify the 10 most common trees in a Missouri forest  Pick wildflowers and learn how to preserve them using a flower press.

Growing Green is just one of more than 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes. 

These classes are part of the GROWING GREEN Course:

  • Anatomy of a Plant 
  • Tree Hike
  • Time to Smell the Flowers
  • Wild Edibles
  • Edibles for Animals

Botany is science that deals with plants. Plants are all around us. They can be used to make everything from clothes and food to medicine and perfume. Without plants, our planet would not survive.

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